Social Functioning and Self-Esteem in Young People with Disabilities Participating in Adapted Competitive Sport

TitreSocial Functioning and Self-Esteem in Young People with Disabilities Participating in Adapted Competitive Sport
Type de publicationArticle de revue
AuteurDinomais, Mickaël , Gambart, G., Bruneau, Antoine, Bontoux, Luc, Deries, X., Tessiot, C., Richard, Isabelle
TypeArticle scientifique dans une revue à comité de lecture
Année2010
LangueAnglais
Date2010/08
Numéro02
Pagination49 - 54
Volume41
Titre de la revueNeuropediatrics
ISSN1439-1899
Résumé en anglais

Aims: The aim of this study was to investigate social functioning quality of life and self-esteem in young people with disabilities taking part in adapted competitive sport.Method: A sample of 496 athletes (mean age 16 years 4 months, range: 9 years to 20 years 9 months) was obtained from the 540 participants (91.8%) involved in a French national championship. The main outcome measurements were a social functioning inventory (PedsQL 4.0 social functioning) and a self-esteem inventory in physical areas (physical self inventory 6 PSI-6). Results: The mean PedsQL SF score was 74.6 (SD: 17.7). Comparisons of PedsQL SF according to gender, age, self mobility and training revealed no significant differences between the groups. PedsQL SF was weakly but significantly correlated with all subscales of the PSI-6 in the total population. PSI-6 scores were significantly different between boys and girls, with better self-esteem for boys on general self-esteem (7.7 vs. 6.9, p=0.018), physical condition (6.8 vs. 6.0, p=0.023) and attractive body subscores (6.5 vs. 5.1, p<0.001). Conclusion: Social functioning scores were significantly higher in this population than in the samples of young people with disabilities available in the literature. Interactions between self-concept, social functioning quality of life and participation in adapted sport activities require further studies.

URL de la noticehttp://okina.univ-angers.fr/publications/ua5367
DOI10.1055/s-0030-1255118
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0030-1255118